|I don't "like" where this is going...|
|From 'Aleister & Adolf' - check it out.|
This isn't just what passes for public discourse, it is what passes for your lived reality.
It's too easy, I don't trust it. I don't trust what others "like." And I think I've reached the point where I no longer even trust what I "like." I want -- I daresay I need -- to give consideration to things I might at first blush "dislike."
Hey, have you seen that new, critically reviled Walter Hill flick -- the one Scout Tafoya is absolutely gaga over?
|"Wouldn't even if you held a gun to my head..."|
Getting back to Tafoya's terrific shout-out, I particularly dug this quote:
"Any film that has a conversation about other films and why it's better than those movies doesn't need you. 'The Assignment' does. Hill has filled it with questions he hopes an audience can answer because he seems genuinely curious, and knows that at his age some things will escape him. It needs us."Reading that evoked memories of late-night conversations in hippie* kitchens, where so long as you spoke sincerely absolutely no question was considered beyond the pale of consideration. And couldn't we use more of that?
Alright: until next week, the balcony is closed.
|"'The balcony is closed' - we like that!"|